Tuesday, November 1, 2011

can we just get a break please

As I stated months ago, I am currently a contractor for one of the best companies in the country. Paul and I have been counting down the days until the day I would be converted into a full time employee (keep in mind that I work full time but us, contractors, are considered part-time for whatever reason).So today was the day that I was to finally start the conversion process or so I thought. Turns out that the company I work for was putting a hold on all conversions for the next quarter. To say I was distraught is a major understatement but I pulled up my big girl panties and accepted that my conversion would just have to wait until the holding time expires sometime during the spring of next year and that I would need to resort to the last trick up my sleeve, which is to cash out my paltry 401K to give us a little padding until that glorious day when I become a full fledged employee.  See one of the many great perks at the company I work for is that they cover my insurance 100% and cover 75% of Paul's portion, which means the cost will go down to about $50 a  paycheck pre-tax which is unheard of in this economy. So it's back to creative financing to cover the $900 a month health insurance payment along with all of the other bills and medical expenses. I've become a pro at this now and the first lesson you learn when you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer is that your mantra soon becomes "It is what it is," and you continue living life the best you can. Have I said lately that I hate f*cking cancer!

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